Bond 25 is thrown into chaos as ‘stunt goes horribly wrong and BLOWS UP the set’

The 25th James Bond film has been thrown into chaos after a stunt-gone-wrong blew up part of the set on Tuesday.

The production has reportedly been put into ‘total lockdown’ after the incident, which saw three explosions take place, injuring a crew member in the process.

The official Twitter account for the film franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to confirm the reports in a statement which read: ‘During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage

Explosive! The 25th James Bond film has been thrown into chaos after a stunt-gone-wrong blew up part of the set on Tuesday [pictured, Daniel Craig in 2008's Quantum Of Solace]

Explosive! The 25th James Bond film has been thrown into chaos after a stunt-gone-wrong blew up part of the set on Tuesday [pictured, Daniel Craig in 2008's Quantum Of Solace]

Explosive! The 25th James Bond film has been thrown into chaos after a stunt-gone-wrong blew up part of the set on Tuesday [pictured, Daniel Craig in 2008’s Quantum Of Solace]

‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’

MailOnline has contacted the studios for comment.

The incident is the latest in a slew of hiccups to plague the currently untitled 25th Bond movie – with director Danny Boyle quitting, the writing team being constantly added to and star Daniel Craig suffering an ankle injury on location in Jamaica.

Original director Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007.

No further official details are known about the stunt disaster at the time of writing, but The Sun reported that the explosion ‘took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million pound complex’.

Disaster zone: The Sun reported that the explosion 'took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million pound complex'

Disaster zone: The Sun reported that the explosion 'took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million pound complex'

Disaster zone: The Sun reported that the explosion ‘took part of the roof off and at least five wall panels of the multi-million pound complex’

Damage done: 'There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury,' the official statement claimed

Damage done: 'There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury,' the official statement claimed

Damage done: ‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury,’ the official statement claimed

Blighted by trouble: The incident is the latest in a slew of hiccups to plague the currently untitled 25th Bond movie

Blighted by trouble: The incident is the latest in a slew of hiccups to plague the currently untitled 25th Bond movie

Blighted by trouble: The incident is the latest in a slew of hiccups to plague the currently untitled 25th Bond movie

Double-oh-seven: Director Danny Boyle quit the film before production began and the writing team has been constantly added to in the latest string of issues Bond 25 has faced

Double-oh-seven: Director Danny Boyle quit the film before production began and the writing team has been constantly added to in the latest string of issues Bond 25 has faced

Double-oh-seven: Director Danny Boyle quit the film before production began and the writing team has been constantly added to in the latest string of issues Bond 25 has faced

Clean-up operation: 'There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured. The place is now on total lockdown,' a source reported

Clean-up operation: 'There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured. The place is now on total lockdown,' a source reported

Clean-up operation: ‘There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured. The place is now on total lockdown,’ a source reported

A source told the publication: ‘It was utter chaos. A fireball was supposed to go through the set. That was the stunt but something has gone horribly wrong. 

‘There were three loud explosions, one after another, and a member of the crew was lying on the floor outside the building injured. The place is now on total lockdown.’

The scene in question is said to have featured a fireball that rips through a laboratory.

It’s not known whether James Bond actor Daniel Craig was present at the time.

He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday.

The actor, 51, appeared in pain as he made his way out of his trailer – after it was revealed he will have to undergo surgery on his foot.

Chaos: The production has reportedly been put into 'total lockdown' after the incident, which saw three explosions take place, injuring a crew member in the process

Chaos: The production has reportedly been put into 'total lockdown' after the incident, which saw three explosions take place, injuring a crew member in the process

Chaos: The production has reportedly been put into ‘total lockdown’ after the incident, which saw three explosions take place, injuring a crew member in the process

Update: The official Twitter account for the film franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to confirm the reports in a statement

Update: The official Twitter account for the film franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to confirm the reports in a statement

Update: The official Twitter account for the film franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to confirm the reports in a statement

Safe and sound: It's not known whether James Bond actor Daniel Craig was present at the time, but only one crew member is said to have suffered minor injuries

Safe and sound: It's not known whether James Bond actor Daniel Craig was present at the time, but only one crew member is said to have suffered minor injuries

Safe and sound: It’s not known whether James Bond actor Daniel Craig was present at the time, but only one crew member is said to have suffered minor injuries

The operation will be followed by two weeks of rehabilitation, causing further delays to filming the movie, which is set for a 3 April 2020 cinematic release.

The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.

‘Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020’.

The Hollywood hunk was reportedly flown to the US after the fall so he could be examined by the same surgeon who has treated England soccer star Harry Kane.

The actor is said to have tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent.

Footnote: He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday

Footnote: He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday

Footnote: He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday

Footnote: He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday

Footnote: He was seen for the first time since injuring his ankle as he stepped out at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire on Thursday

Best foot forward: Craig is said to be contributing to the Bond 25 script along with the ever-growing list of writers for the project [pictured  during a photocall for the film in Oracabessa, Jamaica on April 25]

Best foot forward: Craig is said to be contributing to the Bond 25 script along with the ever-growing list of writers for the project [pictured  during a photocall for the film in Oracabessa, Jamaica on April 25]

Best foot forward: Craig is said to be contributing to the Bond 25 script along with the ever-growing list of writers for the project [pictured  during a photocall for the film in Oracabessa, Jamaica on April 25]

Official: The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig's injuries

Official: The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig's injuries

Official: The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries

The British star is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be ‘furious’ that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role.

A source told The Sun: ‘He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly. He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.

‘As you’d expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration.’

MailOnline contacted Daniel’s representatives for comment at the time.

Bond 25 has been blighted by drama from the beginning, with Daniel’s involvement in the film initially thrown into question when he claimed that he would rather ‘slash his wrists than reprise the role’, before making a complete U-turn and signing up for the movie.

Filming for the movie began several weeks ago, four years after the previous Bond film, Spectre, was released.

Yet it has been claimed the screenplay for the film is being endlessly re-written by a committee consisting of director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and 007 himself, Daniel.

leading ladies: Bond 25 cast [L-R] Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie in April

leading ladies: Bond 25 cast [L-R] Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie in April

leading ladies: Bond 25 cast [L-R] Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie in April

‘She’s writing a re-write of a re-write,’ a source told the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye of Waller-Bridge’s recent involvement in the project. ‘Daniel’s writing. Cary’s writing. The crew reckon they’re working on a well-polished s**t show.

‘They have an outline of plot, but dialogue is all last-minute. It’s not the way to make a movie. I would imagine they’ll sort it out in the cutting room. That’s where most movies get made anyway. But you’d think the Bond lot would be more together.’

The cast, led by Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, began shooting on location in Jamaica but have returned to the UK and Europe to link up with fellow stars Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw. 

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